Benji & David Onri Anderson
20 October – 10 November 2017
1469 Fairbanks St Sw
Atlanta, GA 30310
Dioramas of figurines and paintings on discarded chip bags explore the formative qualities of clustering; clustering as a way to invent culture, tribes, friendships and psychic interactions. Nostalgic consumer goods transform childhood memories into explorations for deeper truths. Arrangements of one-act plays or social gatherings of happy-meal toys are grounded while bags of Zapp’s and other painted chip bags float and hover in space as elements of a spiritual atmosphere.
Benji Anderson is a self-taught Nashville-based artist. He had a solo exhibition at Open Gallery in 2016 and has shown at various spaces in the Nashville area over the past two years.
David Onri Anderson is a Nashville-based artist who received his BFA in 2016, as well as the Merit Scholarship and the Anny Gowa Purchase Award from the Watkins College of Art, Design & Film in Nashville, TN. Anderson’s artwork has been exhibited nationally, including shows at ZieherSmith in New York, the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center and Zeitgeist Gallery in Nashville. In addition to his work as an artist, Anderson is co-director/curator of Mild Climate in The Packing Plant, and runs art- space Bijan Ferdowsi in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood.